It was always going to be an outlandish affair, but even by her own attention grabbing standards Lady GaGa’s much anticipated performance on The X Factor proved to be surprisingly subdued. The singer is currently preparing for the release of third album ARTPOP, and her appearance at the Fountain Studios in Wembley on Sunday evening was just the latest in a furious and frequently bizarre promotional campaign ahead of its release on November 8.
She’s got company: The outlandish singer was joined onstage by a troupe of backing dancers
Following an extroverted piece of performance art in Berlin on Friday, Gaga was on the X Factor stage wearing a blonde wig and dressed in flesh coloured lingerie while she strummed the opening chords of promotional single Venus on an acoustic guitar.
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Out of this world: Gaga performs the opening strains of promotional track Venus
Quite a sight: Gaga and her dancers perform on Sunday night’s X Factor live show
It’s behind you: The singer performed in front of Botticelli’s The Birth Of Venus
Athletic: Gaga performs with her dancers on Sunday night
Sing us a shanty: Gaga’s flesh coloured lingerie was adorned with decorative sea shells
Here we go: The track segues into new single Do What U Want
On the prowl: The outlandish star gets down on all fours
Centre stage: The singer’s performance was the highlight on Sunday night’s X Factor
Star of the show: Gaga is atop her piano as the performance draws to a close
Getting wiggy: The singer pulled off her wig fro the final part of her performance